Highland, California Population 2021

55,629
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Highland is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 55,629, it is the 161st largest city in California and the 702nd largest city in the United States. Highland is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually and its population has increased by 4.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,104 in 2010. Highland reached it's highest population of 55,629 in 2021. Spanning over 19 miles, Highland has a population density of 2,967 people per square mile.

The average household income in Highland is $88,553 with a poverty rate of 17.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,083 per month, and the median house value is $330,200. The median age in Highland is 30.9 years, 30 years for males, and 32 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.4 males.

Highland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Highland was:

  • White: 60.17%
  • Other race: 15.91%
  • Black or African American: 8.72%
  • Asian: 7.53%
  • Two or more races: 5.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.31%
  • Native American: 1.14%
The current population of Highland, California is 55,629, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 55,311.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 53,104.

Highland, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,12260.17%
Some Other Race8,75615.91%
Black or African American4,7998.72%
Asian4,1467.53%
Two or More Races2,8775.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7191.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native6301.14%
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Highland Population by Race

Highland Population Pyramid 2021

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Highland Median Age

30.9


Total

30


Male

32


Female

Highland Adults

There are 38,222 adults, (5,351 of whom are seniors) in Highland.

Highland Age Dependency

67.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Highland Sex Ratio

Female

27,750

50.41%

Male

27,299

49.59%

Highland Population by Age

Highland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Highland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
All66.9%33.1%
Non Family60.7%39.3%
Male57.2%42.8%
Female45.7%54.3%

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Highland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,1383.466.9
Married8,5313.9678
Non Family3,3161.2360.7
Female2,8143.9945.7
Male1,4773.9457.2

3.83

Average Family Size

3.4

Average Household Size

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Highland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2259.92%
9th to 12th Grade4,14212.74%
High School Graduate7,95224.45%
Some College7,19322.12%
Associates Degree2,8988.91%
Bachelors Degree3,87911.93%
Graduate Degree3,2339.94%
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Highland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Highland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic15,3909,8341,486
White10,6039,6403,278
Other Race4,4182,537412
Asian2,9632,4851,315
Black2,6522,432705
Multiple Races1,1401,008321
Native American43136539
Islander22210834

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.70%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.38%.

Highland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,307$42,900$32,821
Less Than High School$25,656$30,843$19,279
High School Grad$31,581$39,609$21,616
Some College$42,874$50,218$33,899
Bachelors Degree$52,910$71,007$48,077
Graduate Degree$90,951$96,633$86,550

$39,307

Average Earnings

$42,900

Average Male

$32,821

Average Female

Highland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Highland Language by Age

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Highland Language

58.48% of Highland residents speak only English, while 41.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.73% of the population.

Highland Language

Highland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic29,9576,52421.78%
Other8,7301,91721.96%
White14,0301,2618.99%
Asian4,14693522.55%
Black4,78185417.86%
Multiple2,87733811.75%
Native63012519.84%

17.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.20%

Male Poverty Rate

18.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Highland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Highland is Asian, with 22.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Highland is White, with 8.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.99%.

Highland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.42%
High School16.35%
Some College10.61%
Bachelors or Greater3.66%

Highland Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.74%
Male Unemployed27.17%
Female Employed10.00%
Male Employed8.59%

Highland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Highland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,868$88,553
Families$70,737$94,027
Married Families$93,466$113,557
Non Families$32,900$54,641
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Income by Household Type

Highland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Highland Married by Age and Sex

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Highland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Highland Marital Status by Race

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Highland Marital Status

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2,184

Number of Veterans

2,003

Male Veterans

181

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam747
First Gulf War361
Second Gulf War285
Korea164
World War II12

Highland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54530
65 to 74529
75+458
55 to 64450
18 to 34217

Highland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3175.56%
Hispanic5082.69%
Black39612.50%
Other1913.45%
2 or More1136.89%
Asian842.51%
Indian8316.84%

Highland Veterans by Race

Highland Veterans by Education

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2.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Highland Veterans by Education

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63.4%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Highland Employment by Age

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Highland Employment by Race

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Highland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.26%

Born in California

79.03%

Native Born

20.97%

Foreign Born

11.38%

Non Citizen

9.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.03% of Highland residents were born in the United States, with 66.26% having been born in California. 11.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Highland Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202155,6291060.19%
202055,5231060.19%
201955,4171060.19%
201855,3111130.20%
201755,1984460.81%
201654,7521990.36%
201554,5532280.42%
201454,3251750.32%
201354,1502110.39%
201253,9392680.50%
201153,6714530.85%
201053,2188,6131.78%
200044,60510,1662.62%
199034,43912,7194.72%
198021,7209,0515.54%
197012,6690.00%

Highland Population by Year